Davis Now Lectures

Davis Now Lectures

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Davis Now Lectures Thursday 6 August 2020

The RTÉ Radio 1 DAVIS NOW LECTURES podcast presents new or previously broadcast commissioned lectures on timely subjects from Ireland's finest scholars, thinkers and artists. The inspiration for the podcast is the iconic RTÉ THOMAS DAVIS lectures which for over half a century since 1953 featured newly written radio talks on a host of subjects. Listen and subscribe here, or search 'Davis Now Lectures' in your podcast app.

Professor Emeritus Lorna Reynolds on Irish writer Kate O'Brien

From the 'Kate O'Brien: The Woman and the Writer' birth-centenary of O'Brien 1997 series is an intriguing account of her longtime friend, and relates too why after years of obscurity O'Brien's writing in print again attracts much scholarship and new readers.

Poet Eavan Boland on Irish writer Kate O'Brien

From the 'Kate O'Brien: The Woman and the Writer' birth-centenary of O'Brien 1997 series and whose insights into the lives of women, so far from suburban Dublin where she and her husband entertained O'Brien in the 1970s, Boland appreciates more fully since then.

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